Do Not Disturb
By A. R. Torre
Series: Deanna Madden #2
Publication Date: 4/21/2015
My Rating: 4 Stars
Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.
1. Don't leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don't kill anyone.
The rules were simple and I broke them.Now I must face the consequences. Everyone else must face me.
A.R. Torre returns with a smashing, strong psychological suspense thriller follow-up with the famous (Deanna Madden #2) DO NOT DISTURB, the girl who gets locked in each night to keep from killing.
After reading THE GIRL IN 6E, (Deanna Madden #1), it was such a shocking, chilling and freaky book, "like no other", was blown away, and could not wait to see where the author was going to take the relationship between Deanna and Jeremy, the UPS guy.
First, let me begin by saying, "I am love with the covers". SWOON. Being in the media business, love the branding, so striking. Hoping they carry out the theme with Book #3, If You Dare,coming Nov, 2015. Cover has not been released as of this date.
Second, you HAVE to read The Girl in 6E prior to reading Do Not Disturb. Otherwise you will not know the background and will not be able to appreciate the characters and their history-- Deanna, Jeremy, Mike, and Simon. With both books, I listened to the audio, which really pumps up the intensity and suspense– highly recommend. Jorjeana Marie delivers a nice performance.
Third, I am not an erotica or romance fan; however, I love psychological and crime thrillers- fans of this genre will be in love; dark, edgy, and suspenseful. Some say to write erotica, just babble on with the nasty, lots of sex, and the down and dirty. This is quite the opposite. Both these books are very well written; Torre, gets into her character’s heads, their emotions, and thoughts, especially with the second book, now that Deanne is breaking out of her shell, testing herself, back into the real world, little by little. I enjoy Deanne’s attitude (except she was a little hard on Mike, this time). Thank you A.R. Torre for the revision of your ending to spare those we love.
We pick up with Deanna from book one. She has a fear of human interaction, and an obsession with murder. Her mother killed her entire family and committed suicide. Her name was attached, and she inherited some traits from her mom, her homicidal tendencies. She now stays away from people, and changed her name. Her inner demons have driven her inside these walls for the last three years, and she works for Sexnow.com and Cams.com. She has everything delivered, makes good money, and never leaves her apartment, until now.
She is a cybersex killer who stays locked in her apartment to keep from unleashing her killer instinct. She is falling in love with Jeremy, the UPS delivery guy (he is a doll and so patient with her). She still is a virgin and they have no had sex. Now she is leaving her apartment and buying a car. Mike her computer genius guy works hard to keep the bad clients away by being her watchdog. Simon is there every night to make sure she is locked in.
One of her new clients, a former investment banker bad guy gets out of jail on probation, with counts of rape, among other things. He wants sex and he is not nice. When he dials in to her website for cybersex, he is controlling and demanding and Deanne will not tolerate a lack of respect. This guy is out for revenge and learns more about her, and those close to her. He is going to make her pay.
For the first time she has to worry about two other lives, and it is now more than just herself. Slowly her walls start to break. However, will this guy cause her to kill again to protect those she loves and cares for. We have to wait and see what will happen next….Is love better, and stronger than her affliction, and could it possibly be her salvation?
I still cannot help but think about the UPS guy, as my single son was a driver for UPS for about 12 years, and could see him in this situation. Cannot wait for #3 If You Dare - A tantalizing "much talked about"series; Torre does not disappoint!
Enjoyed Torre's personal note at the end of the audio, about the writing of the series.
About the Author
A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written seven novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.
Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.
From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.
The Girl in 6E
By A. R. Torre
Series: Deanna Madden #1
Format: Other - Audio
Release Date: 07-08-14
My Rating: 5 Stars
I haven't touched another person in three years. That seems like it would be a difficult task, but it's not. Not anymore, thanks to the internet.
Deanna Madden, aka Jessica Reilly, hasn't touched another person in three years. She hasn't left her apartment. She makes money from performing to webcams on a sex site, where her clients pay $6.99 a minute for her time. She's doing alright. The dollars are piling up in the bank.
She's the number 3 model on cams.com. And she hasn't killed anyone for years. But when Deanna sees on the news that a little girl called Annie has gone missing, the story rattles her carefully ordered world. It's uncomfortably similar to the dark fantasy of one of her most disturbing online clients. She's convinced he's responsible for the girl's abduction - but no one will listen to her.
So, after three years, Deanna finally leaves the apartment. And this is what happens. My anonymous clients spend thousands of dollars to watch me take my clothes off for the camera. What they want, I give. Their secrets, I keep. Everything I tell them is a lie. Open the door to this year's most shocking thriller.